Exeter Sightseeing & Activities Guide

places to visit and things to do in or near Exeter

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A la Ronde


has the decorative wow factor
a unique 16-sided house dating from the late 18th century - built by two cousins after returning from a European grand tour - contains many objects & mementoes of their travels - extraordinary interior decoration - shop & tea room - check opening times

Bicton Park Botanical Gardens

East Budleigh

all year round enjoyment for everyone
landscaped parks & gardens set in picturesque valley - offer 18th century tranquillity with modern amenities - historic glasshouses - a countryside museum - woodland railway - nature trail - indoor & outdoor children’s play areas - restaurant & shop - open all year

Bovey Tracey Heritage Centre

Bovey Tracey

discover the town's fascinating past
situated in the old station building - displays a varied collection reflecting the history of the town & area - exhibits include the remains of a 16th century pottery kiln, a GWR Brake Van & mine artifacts - open Mon-Sat, Apr-Oct

Cadhay House & Garden

Ottery St. Mary

splendid manor built in 1550
Elizabethan manor house & gardens - guided tours recount history going back to the 15th century - see the Long Gallery, an Elizabethan timbered roof & the Court of the Sovereigns - explore the gardens & allotments - tea room - open May-Sep not daily, check times

Canonteign Falls


home to England's highest waterfall
a natural attraction set within Dartmoor National Park - waterfall descends 220ft - spectacular waterfall & woodland scenery - lakes - three scenic walks - secret garden - fern garden - abundant wildlife - children's play area - gift shop - restaurant/cafe - open Mar-Oct

Dartmoor Pony Heritage Trust Visitor Centre

Bovey Tracey

meet an integral part of the Dartmoor landscape
all weather visitor centre at Parke Estate - charity established in 2005 to protect the viability and long-term survival of the traditional Dartmoor pony - meet the adoption ponies & learn about their heritage & future - limited opening times, check details

Devon Guild of Craftsmen

Bovey Tracey

learn about contemporary craft
exhibition space for contemporary craft & design - large craft centre holding inspiring exhibitions & events - buy, make & learn about contemporary craft - guild craft shop - cafe - open daily

Devon's Crealy Adventure Theme Park


Devon’s biggest family theme park
family theme park - variety of rides to suit all ages - indoor all weather activities - outdoor play areas - special events - cafes & snack zones - open year round (check out of season opening)

Escot Country Park & Gardens

Ottery St. Mary

a great outdoor family day out
220 acres of parkland, gardens & outdoor activities - see champion trees & elegant shrubs - world class maze - woodland paths - forest playgrounds - nature-based treasure hunt - watch the wildlife - play barn - licensed restaurant - picnic area - open daily

Exeter Cathedral


beautiful & historic building
originally constructed from 1270-1369 - built in the decorated gothic style - has the longest uninterrupted medieval gothic vaulting in the world - regular exhibitions & events - shop & cafe - open Mon-Sat, check exact times
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